In August I posted a sermon here which noted two studies claiming that selfish and assertive people do better financially and in the workplace. Today’s Globe and Mail notes a similar study which finds that people may respect selfless and generous behaviour, but in times of crisis they would prefer a leader who is selfish and aggressive.

“While we all might prefer to work for a saintly personality like Mother Teresa, when the going gets tough most people would rather be led by a self-serving toughie like Al Capone”.

An interesting and somewhat alarming story to read at a time when the West seems to be drifting over the falls and strong leadership is nowhere to be seen.